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“AN AMERICAN AFFAIR”
The Influence of Ragtime, Spirituals, Blues & Jazz on the American Sound

Works by Joplin, Bernstein, Still, Beach, Gershwin and more

March 12-16, 2024

A thrilling program highlighting the great American Melting Pot of sound!  Tim Schwarz and Dan Weiser, who have performed together for over 30 years and were the 1996 US Artistic Ambassadors of Music, will bring their trademark flair, energy, passion, and virtuosity to this concert that will showcase the influence of a variety of musical idioms—Ragtime, Spirituals, Blues, Jazz, Latin, European—on American music.  They will perform fun Ragtimes by Scott Joplin, a powerful Blues-inspired work by William Grant Still, a passionate Romance by Amy Beach, a fantastic medley from Bernstein’s West Side Story, and the incredible Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024.

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Performances:

Mar

12

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Beth Tikvah Synagogue
1459 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL

We return to this very welcoming Synagogue where we have performed several times on our Florida trips.  Tickets are free to members and $18.00 for non-members.  More information on how to buy tickets is available on their website at:  bethtikvahnaples.org  or by calling 239-434-1818.  Light snacks will be served after the concert.

Mar

14

Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 @ 6:00pm

Home of Barry Dingman and Joel Cohen
Crescent Lake ---1843 5th St N St Petersburg, FL 33704

We are excited to return to Barry and Joel’s wonderful home on Crescent Lake with a fabulous grand piano.  They always cook up an incredible meal and put on a fantastic show.  Pay online by clicking the “Shopping Cart” link below.  You can buy multiple seats on the following screen.  All major credit cards are accepted and you do not need to have a PayPal account.  If you prefer to pay over the phone, please call Daniel Weiser at 802-369-0856.

THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT.  YOU CAN STILL GET SEATS FOR PROGRAM ON MARCH 15 BELOW

Mar

15

Friday, Mar 15, 2024 @ 6:00pm

Home of Ward and Diedre Flora
1900 Illinois Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL, 33703

We return to Diedre and Ward’s wonderful home right on the water.  We are thankful for their generous hospitality and look forward to performing in their beautiful space.  Pay online by clicking the “Shopping Cart” link below.  You can buy multiple seats on the following screen.  All major credit cards are accepted and you do not need to have a PayPal account.  If you prefer to pay over the phone, please call Daniel Weiser at 802-369-0856.

Seating is limited and reservations are required.

"AN AMERICAN AFFAIR"---Home of Ward and Diedra Flora

Pay with any major credit card. A PayPal account is not required. You can also call Dan at 802-369-0856 to pay over the phone.